Charli XCX has taken to social media to deliver a tender tribute to her late friend and collaborator, SOPHIE.
Charli XCX posted her tribute across all social media accounts, writing “It’s really hard for me to sum up the special connection I felt with such an amazing person who completely changed my life.”
Charli and SOPHIE first collaborated on the former’s 2016 EP Vroom Vroom, which is largely considered a pivotal turning point in her career and catapulted her into a realm of alternative pop stardom that she has since dominated.
“There are so many memories, so many small details, so many different views and incredible feelings and stories,” she continued.
“It’s impossible to summarise the journey I went on with Sophie. Even the most insignificant thing felt enormous.
“I can’t explain how I feel and I can’t encapsulate what a unique person she was in one social media post. I will honour Sophie in my own time personally, in my grief, through my memories, through my work, through writing things only I will read.”
She went on, saying “I will miss her terribly; her smile, her laugh, her dancing in the studio, her gentle inquisitive voice, her cutting personality, her ability to command a room without even trying, her incredible vision and mind. She taught me so much about myself without even realising.”
“I wish I had told her more how special she was, not just her music, but her as a person,” she concluded.
“I love you and I will never forget you Sophie.”
Beyond the Vroom Vroom EP, the two collaborated on numerous projects, including songs from both of Charli’s widely-acclaimed 2017 mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2.
Read Charli’s full tribute below.
— Charli (@charli_xcx) February 2, 2021